Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

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Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby Pollycraft » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:39 am

G'day everyone. Thought I'd throw together a report from a couple trips this week with some snapshots. I aimed capitalised on the decent weather conditions before the looming cyclone system arrived. I was feeling positive after reading some weekend reports, a few fish were around but bait might be difficult to tempt. My destination was Arra with a selection of dead and hopefully live baits on the menu in search of a spanish.

Turns out baits were is abundance, probably the most I've seen off Arra in a long while. Two drops of the jig and the tube was full, time to start my trolling routes. Within 10 minutes of trolling my daydreaming was interrupted by a large splash, followed by the ratchet screaming to life. A nice run, some solid weight and head shakes indicated a decent spanish was on the other end.

Spanish Airborne.jpg

After checking out the footage from the morning I noticed I had captured the airborne strike just over my shoulder, which a nice surprise. Slow and steady I worked it in, turns out the fish was hooked awkwardly in the pectoral fin that made for a less conventional fight. A decent fish of 122cm was in the hatch, a perfect start to the morning.

Spanish Aerial.jpg

Happy with my first result I continued to fish on. It seemed the spotties were out in force this morning as well, hitting my baits within moments of touching the water. I was satisfied with keeping 1 and releasing 3, leaving the fish biting and returning to shore.

With the fish and bait cooperating, it was hard to resist getting out onto the water again for another session. I had my fill of spotties and decided to focus on bigger baits for spanish again. I was blessed with some perfect extra large pike and wasn't long before we were in business once more. Another good spanish in the 120s caught in the same area as my previous 2 this season.

Spanish Sail day.jpg

This fish gave a stellar performance and I managed to capture this cool shot too.

Spanish Half Final.jpg

After a few more spotties released and I called it. A couple of fantastic mornings, thanks for reading.
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby pazz » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:15 pm

Well done Brad,
Great fish & pics as well.

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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby unsinkable 2 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:39 pm

That last pic is an absolute cracker- good session! It's fun when they get airborne!!!!
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby slim » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:42 pm

Awesome pics and an awesome fish well done mate
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby Snapperpaddy » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:29 pm

Love the catch a feed and release approach - legend pics and legend results, my facial colour is quite green at the moment - onya
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby pavo » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:50 pm

Nice fish Brad.
Congratulations I'm yet to catch one this season
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby RAZORBACK 300 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:28 pm

a good few days for you thats a solid fish that 1st one,did you get a weight..
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby carnster » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:29 pm

Love the airborne strike, I often wonder if it's worth a dedicated backwards facing camera to catch the otherwise unknown spectacular airborne displays.
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby Pollycraft » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:33 pm

RAZORBACK 300 wrote:a good few days for you thats a solid fish that 1st one,did you get a weight..


Yeh mate. Quite a chunky 12kg.
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby rocketV » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:58 pm

great action shots, well done :cool:
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby rayl » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:53 pm

Some solid fish there, top stuff
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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby arpie » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:38 pm

Great session & excellent pics!!

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Re: Spanish Success - Coffs Coast

Postby HOUDINI » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:57 pm

Quality fish Brad, well done.
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